Amanda Seales Says She's Not 'Clinically Diagnosed' With Autism Despite Recent Admission

The 'Insecure' alum's new comment comes after she revealed that she's diagnosed with autism during an interview on Shannon Sharpe's 'Club Shay Shay' podcast.

AceShowbiz - Amanda Seales has further addressed her autism diagnosis that she first revealed on Shannon Sharpe's podcast. The "Insecure" alum raised people's eyebrows when she shared in a new Instagram Live that she was, in fact, not "clinically diagnosed" with autism.

"No, I have been clinically diagnosed by a doctor because I'm not paying $10,000 to do that," the actress said in a video taken from her livestream on Thursday, April 25. "And most people would say that at this age, you don't need a clinical diagnosis in that sense."

She continued, "I think it's the other thing. It's like we are so conditioned here in this nation to really only consider some things in one kind of way."

Internet users quickly put her on blast for easliy claiming to have autism despite not getting a clinical diagnosis. "Everybody wants to be on the autism spectrum all of a sudden. Are y'all ok??" one critic said in an Instagram comment. Another added, "Me when I look up my symptoms on google and diagnose myself with an disorder:"

"Another prime example of when you're so 'smart' that you're not It's Narcissism and delusion of Grandeur honey!" someone else wrote. One other pointed out, "ts not 10k and this is why Shannon was talking to her the way she was. Its kinda damaging in my opinion to just go happily self diagnosing on such a huge platform. This why people with Autism are not taken seriously now days especially high functioning ones with late diagnosis!"

Amanda talked about the autism diagnosis during her appearance in the Wednesday episode of "Club Shay Shay". "I recently was diagnosed as someone who has autism spectrum disorder," she told the former NFL star on the podcast. "Which is very difficult to identify in black women because of racism."

The former "The Real" co-host added that her diagnosis has helped her better understand herself and shift her negative self-perspective. "When you take the test you're like hold'up," she divulged, "I've been thinking my whole life that this was a problem."

She said the diagnosis explained her behavior. "The fact that I have to be doing things all of the time to be stimulated. It's literally called stimming," she explained. "These are small things that are indicative of like your brain functions in a very particular way. It's also atypical to the way our society functions."

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